Re: [Felvtalk] feline leukemia virus outdoors

2009-09-05 Thread TANYA NOE
Cindy,
The FELV virus is not hardy and cannot survive long outside the body. There is 
still debate over whether it lasts for hours or days on dry surfaces (though 
most will say hours), and obviously it will last a bit longer on a wet surface. 
I personally would think that 2 weeks is more than enough time for the virus to 
have cleared your yard. Any cat going outdoors should be vaccinated against 
feline leukemia which you have done so I think you would be fine. 
Hope this help!
Tanya

--- On Fri, 9/4/09, Cindy Jackson qne...@yahoo.com wrote:

 From: Cindy Jackson qne...@yahoo.com
 Subject: [Felvtalk] feline leukemia virus outdoors
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Friday, September 4, 2009, 5:32 PM
 How long can the feline leukemia
 virus live outdoors?
 
 Is it safe for a healthy cat, up to date on her vaccines,
 including the felv vaccine, to roam and play in the same
 place a felv positive cat used to play, roam, pee and poop?
 
 The positive cat use to play, roam, pee and poop in my back
 yard (grass). This was happening less than two or three
 weeks ago. She is now with a best friend who adopted her
 from me.
 She was an indoor cat but I allowed her to be outdoors,
 only in my back yard, she didn't go anywhere else, once a
 day (each day). My back yard is filled with flowers, grass
 and tall plants. She loved my back yard.
 
 I want to let the new cat I got, who is healthy, be
 outdoors too. She will be an indoor cat but I want her to
 get fresh air once in a while. Specially now during the
 summer. My house gets really hot and humid. I don't have AC.
 
 
 Is it safe? 
 
 
       
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] feline leukemia virus outdoors

2009-09-05 Thread Gloria B. Lane

I would agree - certainly it's safe. It's gone by now.

Gloria



On Sep 5, 2009, at 5:24 PM, TANYA NOE wrote:


Cindy,
The FELV virus is not hardy and cannot survive long outside the  
body. There is still debate over whether it lasts for hours or days  
on dry surfaces (though most will say hours), and obviously it will  
last a bit longer on a wet surface. I personally would think that 2  
weeks is more than enough time for the virus to have cleared your  
yard. Any cat going outdoors should be vaccinated against feline  
leukemia which you have done so I think you would be fine.

Hope this help!
Tanya

--- On Fri, 9/4/09, Cindy Jackson qne...@yahoo.com wrote:


From: Cindy Jackson qne...@yahoo.com
Subject: [Felvtalk] feline leukemia virus outdoors
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Friday, September 4, 2009, 5:32 PM
How long can the feline leukemia
virus live outdoors?

Is it safe for a healthy cat, up to date on her vaccines,
including the felv vaccine, to roam and play in the same
place a felv positive cat used to play, roam, pee and poop?

The positive cat use to play, roam, pee and poop in my back
yard (grass). This was happening less than two or three
weeks ago. She is now with a best friend who adopted her
from me.
She was an indoor cat but I allowed her to be outdoors,
only in my back yard, she didn't go anywhere else, once a
day (each day). My back yard is filled with flowers, grass
and tall plants. She loved my back yard.

I want to let the new cat I got, who is healthy, be
outdoors too. She will be an indoor cat but I want her to
get fresh air once in a while. Specially now during the
summer. My house gets really hot and humid. I don't have AC.


Is it safe?




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[Felvtalk] feline leukemia virus outdoors

2009-09-04 Thread Cindy Jackson
How long can the feline leukemia virus live outdoors?

Is it safe for a healthy cat, up to date on her vaccines, including the felv 
vaccine, to roam and play in the same place a felv positive cat used to play, 
roam, pee and poop?

The positive cat use to play, roam, pee and poop in my back yard (grass). This 
was happening less than two or three weeks ago. She is now with a best friend 
who adopted her from me.
She was an indoor cat but I allowed her to be outdoors, only in my back yard, 
she didn't go anywhere else, once a day (each day). My back yard is filled with 
flowers, grass and tall plants. She loved my back yard.

I want to let the new cat I got, who is healthy, be outdoors too. She will be 
an indoor cat but I want her to get fresh air once in a while. Specially now 
during the summer. My house gets really hot and humid. I don't have AC. 

Is it safe? 


  

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